Shamrock News

A Weekly Look at Grant Elementary School & the Grant PTA

Week of February 18, 2019

A Message from the Principal:

In the spirit celebrating of our inspiring students at Grant, I'd like to share this uplifting TedTalk that honors "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism.

Intent to Return Form, 2/22

Intent to Return to Grant forms were sent home last week. Please fill out this form as soon as possible and return it to the front office by Friday, February 22nd at the latest. This data is very helpful as we look at student numbers for next year and build our classes. Thank you!

Author Visit Assembly This Friday, February 22nd!

Author Beth Ferry and Illustrator Tom Lichtenheld will be introducing their book, Ten Rules Of the Birthday Wish at Grant School on Friday. We can't wait to meet them!

Grant Cares Gift Card Drive

Show your Shamrock Pride and help support our Grant Cares team by donating a gas, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, or Target gift card. Our Grant Cares team works year round assisting Grant families during catastrophic situations or financial hardships. We’d love to have more to give! If you feel inclined, please donate a gift card (please mark the amount) in our Grant Cares box in the office during the month of March! If you'd like to donate before then, we are open to all donations. Thank you so much for your love and support of the community!

Grant Adopt a Book Starts Now! 1/28-2/23

Help make the Grant Library a wonderful place for our kids. Adopt-a-Book by either purchasing a book via Amazon:

Grant School Library Petaluma Link on Amazon:

You can also send in a check for Mrs. Crysdale to purchase a book for the library. Thank you for helping ensure the Grant Library stays interesting and current for our young readers.

Grant Sweetheart Ball, 2/23 Come One, Come All!

All are welcome at the 2nd annual dance! Invitations have been sent and space is limited.

RSVPs were due February 8th! If you forgot, this is the final call! Please send in your form now to attend this event.

*Awesome DJ

*Fun & games

*Chocolate Fountain

*And so much more!

*We need your help! Please check this link to see how you can pitch in. It's a perfect opportunity

for parents that work during the day to get involved:

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash, 2/28

The Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash is back! Mrs. Crysdale and Ms Beavers need your help on March 1st. Please check out the sign up genius to see if you might be able to participate!


Auction Tickets On Sale Now!

This is Grant's biggest fundraiser of the year. It helps the PTA fund classroom items, assist with field trip costs, put on the school play, family BBQ and so much more! So, book your babysitters early, put on your Florals, Fruits, or Fedoras, and join us for an exciting night of Cuban Culture, food, and dancing at our 24th Annual Spring Auction Fundraiser! Tickets are on sale now! You can buy them HERE!

In addition, we also still need volunteers to help set up and take down the event. We know that you are all busy, so the hours are flexible and we are grateful for any help! If you are interested please email or sign up at this link:

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Year Book Cover Design Contest! Due 3/1

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Lucky Strike Bowling, 3/3

The bowling shoes are being shined, the bowling balls polished and the lanes waxed all in preparation for Grant Lucky Strike Bowling. We'll have treats from Anna B's Kitchen, pizza, contests with prizes and lots of fun. Forms are headed home this week. If you don't get one but want to come, please find a form in the office or contact Kim at

PTA Association Meeting, 3/14 6pm

Please come to the next Grant PTA Meeting on March 14th at 6pm in the Library. We'd love to include you in the conversation!
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Important Upcoming Dates

In the Thank You Column:

  • February has been a big month for field trips! Thank you to all the parent volunteers that took time to chaperone and in doing so, made these trips possible.
  • Thank you to our 4th & 6th Grade teachers who took time away from their families to go on overnight adventures with their students.
  • Thanks to Maryann Pacheco for all her work on the dance & bowling invitations.

At A Glance


February 23 Lucky Ladies Sweetheart Ball at the Hotel Petaluma Ballroom
February 25-Mar. 1 Read Across America


March 3- Lucky Strikes Bowling

March 4-11 Fundraise with School Days

March 7- Final day to turn in invoices for March PTA Reimbursement

March 14- PTA Board Meeting and Association Meeting (elections)

March 18-22- Spring Break

March 28- Ice cream Social